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BIC's eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained Training Course (online)

Book Industry Communication Ltd

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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BIC Members   more info 31 Aug 2020 £240.00 £16.09 £51.22
Friends of BIC   more info 31 Aug 2020 £285.00 £19.02 £60.80
Non-Members   more info 31 Aug 2020 £325.00 £21.62 £69.32

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Created by the book industry, for the book industry

For an empowered, informed supply chain

Established in 1991, BIC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation without commercial objective or emphasis. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the UK book industry to produce quality training courses that are created and delivered by expert, highly respected trainers on a wide range of supply chain topics. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BIC is able to offer all of its training at highly competitive rates. If there is a topic that you would like us to provide training on, that we do not provide at present, get in touch; we also welcome enquires about the provision of bespoke in-house courses.

 

All of BIC's production courses are designed in conjunction with a panel of Production Directors from leading publishing houses to ensure that they focus on what you need to know. Each course contains a formal assessment recognised by many of the UK’s publishing houses. 

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BIC's eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained Course 

 

Purpose of the Course
The pace of change in publishing is ever-increasing, not least in the creation and use of eBooks. Consumers and devices are becoming ever more sophisticated and the demands on publishers to keep up are immense.

 

This seminar-based course provides a great overview of the creation of eBooks, the routes to market and the changing technology available to publishers and their customers. It’s a complete introduction for those new to eBooks and a great update for those with some experience in eBook production.

 

Benefits of Attending
This course provides delegates with a deeper understanding of the techniques and processes involved in the creation and sale of eBooks. Delegates will gain the knowledge and tools to be pro-active in their role, better express their requirements and solve or even prevent problems efficiently.

 

To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 10.

 

Course Level
This course is aimed at those who are or would like to be responsible for the production of eBooks. It is aimed at those new to eBook production and those who have learnt ‘on the job’. This course will be useful to: production teams, editors, designers, self-publishers, authors and librarians.

 

Course Outline
All theoretical elements in this course are accompanied by their practical application. Each section contains a problem-solving element, to enable the attendees to gain an understanding of the potential pitfalls, how to avoid them and how to spot them if they do occur. The topics covered will include:

  • What XML is and how it’s used
  • The different digital workflows and the pros and cons of using them
  • The limitations of the devices that are currently on the market and their impact on eBooks
  • The difference between apps, eBooks and online products and how to select the right one
  • The pros and cons of Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • What metadata is, how to use it effectively and how this impacts discoverability
  • How to decide whether eBooks should have a bespoke design or replicate the printed version
  • What HTML5 is and when to use it
  • The different file formats available and when to use them
  • How to specify eBook requirements to a supplier
  • How to decide whether fixed format or reflowable is right for your eBook
  • What interactivity and enhancements are available and how to choose the right one

Read the full course outline here.

 

 

The Trainer

 

 

Ken Jones

Founder

Circular Software

 

Ken is a publishing software expert with over ten years’ experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Pearson and Penguin Group UK. Ken now specialises in writing applications for publishers and offering training and consultancy on print and digital publishing software and workflows.

 


 

Feedback for this Course
"A great introduction to the rapidly evolving world of eBook production with practical guidance on the options available, standards used and some pitfalls to avoid." - Neil Wilson, The British Library

 

"I know that going on this course has enabled me to do my job more effectively, partly because it taught me things I didn’t know and new ways to approach the work but also because it reinforced what I did know and made me feel more confident." - Leah Cullen, BookSource

 


 

Date & Frequency of this Course
Tuesday 8th September 2020.
This course will run once in 2020.
 

Bespoke and In-House Training
BIC is committed to providing high quality, accessible training for the book industry. We are able to provide both bespoke courses and in-house training to suit your requirements. This courses is suitable for in-house training so please do contact us to request further information or to make a booking: info@bic.org.uk

 

Course Location
Online / Virtual Training 

 

Course Length
This is a full day course.

 

Prices
BIC Members £240 + VAT
Friends of BIC £285 + VAT
Non Members £325 + VAT

  

Discounted rates apply to BIC members only.
Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.

 

Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact info@bic.org.ukPlease note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.

 


 

Course Cancellations

Please note: as we price our training courses so competitevly, the running of them is dependent on there being a set minimum number of delegates registered by the time the booking period ceases. For this reason, please be aware that unfortunately some courses may be cancelled if this requirement is not met. Should this happen, BIC will arrange for full refunds for all training courses booked. We will liaise with registered delegates at least 2 weeks prior to each course date regarding this. BIC apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Refund Policy

Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our refund policy.

 

Should you need to cancel your ticket, refunds may be given as follows:

  • Up to 6 calendar weeks (i.e. 42 calendar days) before the event: full refund
  • Less than 6 calendar weeks, but more than 2 calendar weeks (i.e. 14 days) before the event: 50% refund
  • Less than 2 calendar weeks before the event: no refund

If you (or a colleague in your place) do not attend the training course you have booked, no refund will be given.

 

Please note: Tickets are transferable within your organisation.

Do you have questions about BIC's eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained Training Course (online)? Contact Book Industry Communication Ltd

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Book Industry Communication Ltd

BIC is a UK-based, not-for-profit members organisation at the heart of the book industry creating standards, best practices and resources that form part of the DNA of all sectors of the industry's supply chains; helping organisations become more efficient, save money, become less wasteful and ultimately become greener. At the cornerstone of the book industry, we hold a unique position of trust, facilitating UK and international industry-wide collaboration to reach agreement on dependable standards and best practice in the supply chain.

We make the UK book supply chain more efficient by developing standards and encouraging their adoption. We define best practice and connect experts and stakehodlers to enable innovation.

If you're in the book industry, you should be a member of BIC.

 

Specialties

Digital & Physical Supply Chain, EDI / e-Commerce, Metadata Optimisation, Training Courses, Industry Accreditation Schemes, Product Identifiers / Bar Codes / ISBNs, etc..., ONIX, Bibliographic Standards, RFID, BIC Codes, Web Services, Addressing Industry Needs, Best Practice.

 

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